At the height of the pandemic I could not get almond paste for my Christmas 2020 Cranberry Stollen at the curb-side delivery stores I shopped, so I made my own. So easy! I have been doing it since.
In a food processor bowl fitted with a steel blade combine:
1 1/2 whole blanched almonds
1/2 c powdered sugar
Mix until the nuts are very finely ground (but not almond butter!), stopping periodically to scrape the sides of the bowl.
1 c powdered sugar
Pulse until the sugar and nut-sugar mixture are blended.
l large egg white
1/2 t almond extract
Process until the mixture forms a clump. break up clump and mix once more until another clump forms. Remove mixture from bowl and form 2 logs, approximately 8 ounces each.